Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Showers. . .Bring May Flowers!!!

Welcome to day 4 of the April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop!!  Many thanks to Mdm. Samm (Sew we Quilt) who thinks up these wonderful ideas, and to Erin Davis (Sew at Home Mummy), our organizing Cheerleader!  Without the hard and diligent work of these women, the blog hops most likely would not happen.

When I saw the idea of April Showers, I automatically thought of May Flowers! I just love flowers, don't you? Daisies are my absolute favorite!

Last fall, our local quilt shops had a hop and I picked up this pretty clever plastic thingy called a Clover Kanzashi Flower Maker. So I decided to try it out on this project. While watching a show called "Call the Midwife" (you gotta love Apple TV), I knocked out these two little flowers. (the one with 10 petals definitely looks better!)

Here's my mug rug:




 So, the little flower is actually attached to an elastic
to hold a spoon in place.
And who wouldn't want to use a chocolate dipped spoon in their morning coffee?!!
 I had to hurry with the photos so I could down that cup of
coffee while it was still hot!
 


Hop on over to these other blogs and check out the creativity of these wonderful ladies!
Hope your day is a good one! Thanks for stopping by!


THURSDAY, APRIL 11th
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Jill @ Apple Avenue Quilts
Cathy @ Cathy's Chatter  (you are here)
Quilter Kathy @ Kathy's Quilts
Marsha @ Quilter in Motion
Pat @ Life in the Scrapatch
Connie @ Shepody Mountain Crafter
Vickey @ Gingersnaps Quilts
Danielle @ A Geeky Crafty Life
Gwen @ Get More Done...Today
Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After!


89 comments:

  1. I love love your mug rug with one flower as a spoon holder. The flowers are so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  2. What a pretty mug rug you made.

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  3. What a cute mug rug. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Your mug rug spell 'spring', I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Very cute. I love your flowers!

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  6. That is really sweet! Love the flowers!

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  7. Cathy. Very, very clever! Love those flowers. I so enjoy seeing dimensional things with quilts. And the colors are so happy for Spring!

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  8. Very cute idea on the spoon holder...have a fun day

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  9. I love daisies too, clever way to keep your spoon handy, cute mug rug!!

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  10. What a pretty mug rug!
    By the way I love 'Call the Midwife' too!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. I've been wanting to try those Kanzashi Flower Makers...the spoon holder is very clever!

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  12. Very very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Your mug rug is so much fun! I am crazy about your flowers. Well done!

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  14. now this is just plain sweet....great job

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  15. Well done, Cathy! I have a friend here locally who has been playing with those flower makers and they look like such fun. Another friend is doing a "try before you buy" with one of them. I may need to get in line, LOL.

    How clever to make the elastic band for the spoon with one of them! Lovely.

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  16. Sweet flowers! I like your spoon holder too. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Cathy,
    Your descretly placed spoon holder :)! Just what I love about blog hops sharing ideas! You've no idea how many items have gone mia from 'resting' on my mug rugs. :) Thanks for sharing! Beulah

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  18. So fun! I love "Call the Midwife"! Great show...and now you have a great mug rug to set your coffee on while you watch!

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  19. what a lovely idea....a place to set our stirring spoon....brilliant...lovely rug...

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  20. super cute! those flowers are delightful :)

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  21. Oooh, I have one of those flower makers...I think you may have inspired me to take it out of the package...if I can find it, lol!

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  22. I love your dimensional flower! This mug rug would make me want to get up and enjoy coffee in the morning!

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! TOO cute - - Hmmm definitely going to have make some of those flowers.
    Definitely loving the spring colors!!!!! You did great!!!

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  24. very creative. thanks for sharing.

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  25. Your flowers are so pretty! I've got some of those flower makers and never used them--looks like I need to get busy! And thanks for telling us how the spoon got under the flower!

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  26. Those flowers add a nice touch to your beautiful mug rug and that chocolate dipped spoon...yum!

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  27. Very cute! Your flowers just shout "spring" to me and your mug is a perfect match.

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  28. I love flowers, too, and this is such a cute way to add them on a mug rug. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Cute mug rug. I love the flowers--a nice touch to brighten up your morning coffee.

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  30. What a clever idea to put a spoon holder on the rug.

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  31. Love your pretty little flowers and what a clever idea for a spoon holder! Beautiful work!

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  32. Very cute & love the concept.

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  33. Oh, too pretty to put a cup or snack on! Love the idea for the spoon holder - clever. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  34. I've never heard of apple tv. Your mug rug is really cute and clever. thanks for sharing.

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  35. Wow you are very clever! Thank you for sharing.

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  36. Your daisies are lovely, and so is your mug rug.

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  37. Neat idea to have a spoon holder on your mug rug! Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Lovely daisies on your mugrug!

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  39. Daisies are one of my favorite flowers too!

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  40. Very cute mug rugs. Great idea with the elastic. I can see rolling a napkin in there for picnics so they wouldn't blow away outside. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. You mug rug is so original, I love it!!!! I just discovered your blog through this blog hop and now I'm following you via GFC, my day to participate in this blog hop is on April 15,nice to meet you!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  42. Sew very sweet. Nice spring flowers.

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  43. Cute idea. The 3-d element really speaks to me. Thanks for sharing in the fun!

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  44. What a cute idea and I love your colors too!

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  45. Sew clever! Mmm chocolate in my coffee.

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  46. Love your rug and the three D flowers. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  47. Very cute and the flowers are just the right touch - so Springy.

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  48. Your mug rug is so unique with the 3D flowers! Very pretty.

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  49. Now that's original Cathy and I too love the templates from clover. Sweet mug rug and love the idea of the elastic holder for your flower. Thanks for sharing....Judith, Texas

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  50. What a sweet mug rug!
    Always good to learn new techniques on a smaller project!
    Great job!

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  51. Such a cute mug rag with that lovely 3D flower,great job.Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Clever way to use something new. Love the idea of a chocolate dipped spoon for my coffee! Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Very nice a cheerful looking. I like the way you used the flowers. Great idea.

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  54. I really like your cheery mug rug. Those flowers are eye-popping!
    well done!
    cheers
    maggie

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  55. So creative! I love three dimensional embellishments!

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  56. I love your flowers! Very cheery and what a clever idea to hold the spoon!

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  57. Very pretty. Love your fabrics and the flowers are just amazeing.

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  58. I love 3D items on quilts. Your mug rug is adorable! MMMM I love chocolate in my coffee or with my coffee.

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  59. Those flowers are great.Wonderful idea, so is the chocolate dipped spoon, yum

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  60. How fun and creative. Thanks for sharing with us today.

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  61. Love your lovely mug rugs, choice of colors, and design!! May April Showers bring you lots of May Blessings!!!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  62. How sweet! I know you'll enjoy your cheerful creation!

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  63. The dimensional flowers and spoon holder are amazing - great job!

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  64. Love the flowers, such a great idea.

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  65. The flower holding the spoon is a great idea! So pretty.

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  66. Lovely flowers. :) Thank you for sharing with us.

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  67. Wonderful! I love the idea of the elastic to hold the spoon...and, of course, the chocolate!

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  68. Cute! I love the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

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  69. I love your flowers-great mug rug.

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  70. Wow! I love your 3-dimensional flowers, so pretty!

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  71. Awesome! Very pretty and clever. I've seen the flower makers...haven't bought as not sure how well/easy they would work. Yours are wonderful... maybe I can do it too.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  72. I love the 3D!!!! So beautiful - thank you SO much for sharing your project with us in the hop!
    xo

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  73. Its lovely - I have a couple of those flower makers too - they are really simple and effective to use aren't they. Love the way you have gone and made your rug 3d - I am still wondering whether to add buttons to mine (my showcase day is tomorrow) - will have to see if I get time I guess... Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Oooh, that's clever! Those flowers look like they would be fun to make.

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  75. Oh - that is a lovely idea and it works perfectly. Beautiful fabric.

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